Instructor Qualifications

Kurt Wedberg

Sierra Mountaineering International

Bishop, CA

(760) 872-4929 (Hm)

AIARE Qualifications:

Level 1 Course Leader
Level 2 Course Leader

Other Qualifications:

Wilderness EMT


Kurt Wedberg is the founder of Bishop based Sierra Mountaineering International (SMI). He has been mountaineering in the Sierra for over 20 years and is intimately familiar with the backcountry terrain and avalanche patterns in the Sierra. He is a veteran of 69 expeditions to high peaks around the world and in 1995 reached the summit of Mt. Everest.

SMI offers Level I and II avalanche courses.